Saturday, September 21, 2013

All Stitched Up

September is national sewing month.  My project this month centers around sewing and papercrafting.  I am an avid sewer so this is just my cup of tea.  I enjoy quilting as well as machine embroidery.  There are so many ways that sewing can be incorporated into paper crafts.  So whether you use straight or zigzag stitches, stitching on paper adds so much detail to your project.  For my project, I took a dollar store mini composition book and covered it using zig zag and straight stitching.
I took a piece of plain white paper and measured it to fit the notepad. Then I stitched strips of pattered paper together using a zigzag stitch.  I also die-cut some flower pieces and stitched them together in the middle and adhered it to the base page.  Next, I again die-cut some hearts and used a single straight stitch through the middle to hold them together.  I hot-glued the hearts to the base page.  Near the top of the base page, I cut a piece of muslim fabric and used a straight stitch to adhere it to the base page.  Taking one of my rubber stamps, I stamped a sentiment on the fabric.  Finally, I hot-glued the stitched base page to the notepad. Viola, a simple yet memorable gift idea.  So stitch up your paper projects today! Happy National Sewing Month



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